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New NATO cyber war manual details what is and what isn't allowed in cyber warfare

Cyber warfare gets user manual, states that it is not acceptable to attack nuclear power stations
| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Mar 19, 2013 1:47 pm

NATO has released a new document that lays down the law about cyber warfare for all of its members. The document details what is considered acceptable and what is thought of as out of bounds for state sponsored hacking.

 

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Hospitals, nuclear power stations, dams and dykes are all on the do not touch list much like similar UN resolutions that do not allow its members to bomb certain targets. The new document does give the go-ahead to enact analog war against a country who is digitally attacking you.

 

"An international armed conflict exists whenever there are hostilities, which may include or be limited to cyber operations occurring between two states or more." The Guardian suggest that this may roll over into the so-called "hacktivist" community as well. This could leave its members venerable to physical attack if a country deems them a threat.

NEWS SOURCES:Kitguru.net, Ccdcoe.org, Guardian.co.uk

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